PGA Show: Ask Michael Breed a Question

Posted: January 27, 2011

Team Titleist is headed to Orlando, Fla., this week for the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, and we are especially excited about the opportunity to spend some time with Titleist Advisory Staff Member Michael Breed – the Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The Golf Fix," and one of golf's leading instructors.

Michael, a longtime Titleist Advisory Staff member who has been instrumental in Titleist's Golf Ball Education, Selection and Fitting initiative, traveled to China recently to share his ideas and teaching philosophy with 60 of the country's top golf instructors and coaches at the first-ever Titleist Golf Coaches Forum in China.

On Friday, he will take some time out from his busy schedule at the PGA Merchandise Show to answer questions submitted exclusively from members of Team Titleist.

Michael will be selecting his favorite questions to answer, so reply to this post with your best question and check back later this weekend to see if yours was picked. Thanks!

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Ashraf Nasser


I am still using a 10.5* Titleist 983K driver. I want to upgrade this year to a newer model. I have a very low launch angle and a high spin rate. Do you have any suggestions on which Titleist driver would be good for me?

Ashraf Nasser


Dear Michael,

in Ben Hogan's 5 lessons he advocates rotating left forearm aggressively in backswing evidenced by cupped wrist position at the top.   I've always believed that i shouldn't do anything with my hands on backswing--- and they will just take care of themselves.  Is this "magic Hogan move" something i should try to cultivate?

Woody Arnold

Buffalo, NY

Phil S


Why is the fitting van in Ill. & Mich when they play 4 months out of the year and Washington and Oregon play 12 months and never see the van.  It would be a nice feature to be able to ask questions such as the different torque between my AP 1 steel shaft irons and my AP 1 graphite shaft irons.  Love your show.

Greg T


What's your favorite drill to develop a more powerful golf swing?

Ashraf Nasser


Please describe the differences between the two new fairway woods head types.   My current Titleist fairway woods - 3 and 5 - are three years old, are showing a lot of wear and I am finding the ProForce shafts feel too stiff in the tip.  So I would like to refresh them.   But I am confused as there are two different head shapes.   I use the 3 off of the tee mostly and the 5 off of the deck.

Ashraf Nasser


Michael, the Golf Fix is great and hope you continue doing the show.

With my flexibility getting less as I am getting older, what are some good winter exercises and pre-game drills that can be done to enable me to keep good balance during and after my swing?  

Ashraf Nasser


Please describe the differences between the two new fairway woods head types.   My current Titleist fairway woods - 3 and 5 - are three years old, are showing a lot of wear and I am finding the ProForce shafts feel too stiff in the tip.  So I would like to refresh them.   But I am confused as there are two different head shapes.   I use the 3 off of the tee mostly and the 5 off of the deck.   Can you please provide some insight to Titleist's targeted players for the type head shapes?

Ashraf Nasser


Please describe the differences between the two new fairway woods head types.   My current Titleist fairway woods - 3 and 5 - are three years old, are showing a lot of wear and I am finding the ProForce shafts feel too stiff in the tip.  So I would like to refresh them.   But I am confused as there are two different head shapes.   I use the 3 off of the tee mostly and the 5 off of the deck.   Can you please provide some insight to Titleist's targeted players for the type head shapes?

Richard S


Could you tell me if there are any golf clubs manufactured and assembled in the United States?

Ashraf Nasser


Michael,

Please describe the differences between the two new fairway woods head types.   My current Titleist fairway woods - 3 and 5 - are three years old, are showing a lot of wear and I am finding the ProForce shafts feel too stiff in the tip.  So I would like to refresh them.   But I am confused as there are two different head shapes.   I use the 3 off of the tee mostly and the 5 off of the deck.   Can you please provide some insight to Titleist's targeted players for the type head shapes?